Our Columbia veterinarians perform a variety of surgical procedures such as veterinary orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay and neuter procedures, C-sections, and more.

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Surgical Services for Pets in Columbia 

At our Columbia clinic, we use stringent surgical protocols to provide a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs.

A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment during each surgery. In addition, pain management will be provided.

Following surgery, our top priorities are post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your veterinarian will also give you detailed instructions for at-home care.

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What to Expect from Surgery

We always keep you up to date on why we are recommending a surgical procedure and any post-operative care your pet will require at home. At our clinic, we follow strict surgical protocols.

Surgical Procedures

We perform medical and emergency surgeries at Maury County Veterinary Hospital to help treat disease and conditions in pets, as well as to repair injuries caused by trauma.

Our Columbia veterinarians perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries regularly:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    We provide soft tissue surgical procedures for pets with ear, nose, and throat disorders.

    These procedures can also be used to treat hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin problems.

  • Spaying & Neutering

    When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and extend their life expectancy.

  • C-Sections

    During C-sections, puppies or kittens are surgically removed from their mother's uterus.

    C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally. 

  • Ocular

    If your pet is experiencing pain, redness, or other symptoms in or around their eyes, ocular surgery may be required.

    Eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, orbit exenteration, and cherry eye surgery are all common ocular procedures for cats and dogs.

    If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Columbia and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care. 

  • Mass Removal

    Masses associated with the skin can develop in cats and dogs. Masses can also form inside a body cavity and can be dangerous or even fatal.

    Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.

  • Foreign Body

    Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.

    Whether your pet ate an object they shouldn't have or was injured in an accident, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.

    In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Columbia and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.

  • Wounds

    Wounds are formed when living tissue is cut, broken, burned, torn, or otherwise damaged.

    These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and properly cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your cat or dog to an orthopedic surgeon near Columbia.

  • Dental Surgery

    Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.

The Surgery Process

We understand that bringing your pet in for surgery can be nerve-racking. Please be assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your pet.

We will make certain that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery and that you are confident in your decision to proceed.

If your pet requires advanced care, our veterinarians will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Columbia and will collaborate with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.

Surgical protocols at our clinic include:

Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the procedure details, perform a physical examination of the patient, and ensure that blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the veterinarian to determine if your pet is at risk of anesthesia-related complications.

Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are carried out in a separate surgical suite. To prevent infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.

Surgical attire. When in the surgical suite, our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure will also be outfitted in sterile gowns and single-use gloves.

Sterile packs and equipment. Before each surgery, we meticulously clean, sterilize, and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment.

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